The Shit No One Tells You About Terminating A Pregnancy… And Not Regretting It

This story is that of the author’s experience and may or may not reflect anyone else’s. For information, advice and tailored support services, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service are on-hand to discuss options with all pregnant people. The author of this piece has...

I chose not to have an abortion. But I believe everyone should have the choice.

TW: Pregnancy termination, pregnancy loss, death, sexual assault, graphic descriptions of medical procedures. This gets graphic and uncomfortable, so please don't read on if you feel that these themes could upset you. Statistics referred to in this piece have come...

There is no ‘right’ age to have a baby. Period.

When I pulled back my freshly dyed purple hair, slicked on some lipgloss and grabbed a big rucksack to spend my 30th birthday partying with my friends in a field festival-style, I did not envisage having a child less than a year later. The prospect of having a baby...

The Shit No One Tells You About Raising A Mixed Heritage Child

Mixed heritage people are one of the fastest growing demographics in the British population and can face unique challenges and racism. As children, mixed heritage people may not be considered easily identifiable as the child of their parent/s upon first glance -...

The Shit No One Tells You About Going Through A Miscarriage

We know that miscarriage happens in 1 in 5 pregnancies, but it's estimated that the figure could be as high as 1 in 4; because not everyone knows they're going through it. Emily is one of the women that has been through the devastating experience of losing her baby...

How Running Became My Motherhood Therapy

I took up running as a way of getting in some exercise combined with baby-free time almost 2 years ago, and quickly found in it a great way of getting out, about and relatively fit post-partum. I still run today, but a comment I read on social media last week has made...

Am I Boring The Shit Out Of Everyone By Posting Baby Pics Online?

Everyone has someone that they're 'friends' with on a social media channel who posts reams and reams of photos of the same thing… that you just don't give a shit about. For some people, it's horses or cars or terrible memes. For others, it's their pets or their home...

Why New Parents Now Should Give A Shit About Children’s Centres Closing

All over the country, Surestart Children's Centres lie closed, empty or replaced with private services. In Norfolk, it wasn't until October 2019 that Children's Centres closed their doors for the last time. A year prior, the local Council held a public consultation on...

The Shit No One Tells You About Parenting When You Have An Invisible Illness

There are over 14 million people disabled people in the UK who each live with unique talents and challenges in their daily life; and those with invisible illnesses often go misunderstood. For those that are parents, particularly to young children, there's lots of...

Why I Give A Shit About Parenting Bloggers Declaring Their Social Media Ads

I moan alot about people not declaring (or not declaring properly) their social media ads. Why? Let me explain. When I found out I was pregnant, I picked up some books on parenting from authors I thought may represent similar views, fears and expectations to me. I...
The Shit No One Tells You About Becoming ‘The Other Parent’

The Shit No One Tells You About Becoming ‘The Other Parent’

Relationships break up, but when there's a child involved, things can get tricky. A brilliantly honest and upfront Dad gives his account of moving out, moving on, and continuing to be a positive parent. To co-parenting... and beyond! This is a guest post, written by an author who has chosen to feature on EatWeepMumRepeat, and not Lex (the usual blogger).  'The Shit No One Tells You...

Lockdown with a Toddler… reflections on turbulent times

Lockdown with a Toddler… reflections on turbulent times

I decided a few days ago that I'd make a scrapbook for my son on our time during the COVID-19 lockdown, but when I went to buy one from eBay, I found 3380462 people already producing them... decorated with fancy fonts and rainbow stickers, of course. I bought one anyway, and still intend to make a record of it to show him in the future; after all, we're in a pretty unusual time period. But it's...

Lockdown Weeks #2 & #3: Crash and burn

Lockdown Weeks #2 & #3: Crash and burn

Well, it had to happen at some point, and some of you who follow me on Instagram will be glad to have seen it: I crashed. I went from smug 'yeahhh I can do everrrrythang!' mum to 'ugh, fuck this' in less than a fortnight. And, yeah. This shit is hard. So instead of calling this blog 'the shit keeping me (almost) sane' like last week's, let's go with the 'shit that beat me down'...

Lockdown Week #1: The Shit Keeping Me (Just About) Sane

Lockdown Week #1: The Shit Keeping Me (Just About) Sane

Well, we didn't see this coming a few months ago, did we? A huge chunk of the globe is currently in lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation, and in the UK, schools and nurseries are closed - so unless you're a key worker (in the case of my son's nursery, working for the NHS or as a carer), there is currently no available childcare. This won't have an impact on lots of parents, some on others,...

The Shit No One Tells You About Sex After Childbirth

The Shit No One Tells You About Sex After Childbirth

Congratulations, here's your new baby. Oh, and now you're the most fertile you've ever been. Enjoy! In this guest blog a Mum and NHS worker talks through the ins and outs of sex after childbirth. It may not be like it was before because, hey, you're certainly not! This is a guest post, written by an author who has chosen to feature on EatWeepMumRepeat, and not Lex (the usual blogger).  'The...

The Shit No One Tells You About Severe Pregnancy Sickness

The Shit No One Tells You About Severe Pregnancy Sickness

This isn't just morning sickness, this is M&S morning sickness. Well, times 100000. Hyperemesis Gravidarum affects 1% of pregnant women, and Charli is just one of them. She talks hospitalisation, heightened senses, and best of all? Hope. This is a guest post, written by an author who has chosen to feature on EatWeepMumRepeat, and not Lex (the usual blogger).  'The Shit No One Tells You...

The Shit No One Tells You About Raising Kids + Running A Company

The Shit No One Tells You About Raising Kids + Running A Company

As if raising kids wasn't hard enough, Lauren also runs a multi-million-pound company. As much as you may imagine her in designer suits and heels bossing staff around, the reality isn't quite as sharp. Stay tuned for her account of the ultimate mum-bossing. This is a guest post, written by an author who has chosen to feature on EatWeepMumRepeat, and not Lex (the usual blogger).  'The Shit...

The Shit No Tells You About Fleeing Domestic Abuse With A Toddler

The Shit No Tells You About Fleeing Domestic Abuse With A Toddler

A brilliant and beautiful honest Mum gives her account of fleeing domestic abuse and finding solace and safety in refuge with her daughter. This is tough reading, but important, and there's get-out links available in every section should you need a quick exit. This is a guest post, written by an author who has chosen to feature on EatWeepMumRepeat, and not Lex (the usual blogger).  'The...

Having A Premature Baby: What I Wanted People To Know

Having A Premature Baby: What I Wanted People To Know

November 17th (the day I'm hitting publish on this blog, because, DUH, I'm just sooo co-ordinated) is World Prematurity Day. Learn how you can support the care of premature babies through Bliss, the charity for babies born premature or sick. I had my son five weeks early, which, in the grand scheme of things, isn't very early at all. Premature pregnancies can be delivered from 24 weeks,...

Guest writers wanted: “The Shit No One Tells You About” series

Guest writers wanted: “The Shit No One Tells You About” series

Being a parent is a role that comes with a lot of 'on-the-job' learning, and there's a whole host of things you have no idea how to deal with until they come up.  Everyone's parenting experience is different, but it can be difficult to get others to understand that. I've written a couple of blogs now on experiences I've had as a Mum and I've shared them amongst others in order to raise some...